Kitchen Essentials

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photo by Jordan Maunder from this original post

I love being in the kitchen. I generally prefer to bake more than cook, but really anything in the kitchen is usually pretty enjoyable for me.

Well, except reaching elbows deep into a turkey to remove the innards. I could do without that. 

I’ve often thought it could be helpful to round up some of my personal favorite kitchen tools incase you are needing to buy a housewarming gift soon or simply need to upgrade your gear.

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A small turner is perfect for getting brownies out of a 8×8 pan, or even sliding under small cookies. I use this turner more than any other turner in my kitchen! Another tool that I reach for over any other is this double ended spatula. It’s simply the exact right length that I need, and being able to choose the size is a nice feature as well!

I recently updated the containers I have my flour and sugars in and these tall containers that I found on Amazon are great. They seal really well so your brown sugar won’t become hard, and they hold a great amount of the ingredient.

Love avocado? Then you need this tool. It slices the skin, gives you an easy way to remove the seed, and then provides an area to evenly slice the halves. It’s a multipurpose tool that anyone who eats avocado will love.

If you are scooping cookie dough with a table spoon, I urge you to get one of these spring loaded cookie scoops! I have 3 sizes and use all three throughout the year. They are also great for scooping muffin batter into muffin tins evenly! Just don’t use them for ice cream–it’s too stiff and will bend the mechanism.

Finally, I saw this silicone utensil rest at my sister’s house and ordered one for myself immediately. It comes in a two pack, can be thrown in the dishwasher, and is a much better option than resting any tools on a paper towel!


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Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says · 06.10.19

That avocado tool sounds life-changing for someone who loves avocado! Would make everything so convenient! ❤️✨

Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

Jaclyn says · 06.10.19

OK, but that dress is everything! Love it!!

Kim Armstrong says · 06.10.19

Yeah, that dress! More info on the dress, please.

Breanna says · 06.10.19

Dress please!

Priscilla says · 06.10.19

Absolutely love the dress! Details, please?

Kate says · 06.11.19

Sorry it’s quite old from Target!

Bridget Rauch says · 06.11.19

LOVE THAT DRESS! Where did you find that?!

Thanks so much! Have a great day!

Kate says · 06.11.19

That avocado tool looks so neat, I definitely need to get myself one of those! Thanks for the list!!


Chrissy Dahl says · 06.12.19

The avocado tool. This.
I loved mine so much I got them as Christmas gifts for all my family and friends that year. I heard a horror story of a friends daughter lopping off her finger trying to get a pit out; this even makes avocados easy & safe for kiddos.

Amy Davidson says · 06.12.19

I love your drinking glasses! Where did you get them?

Karin says · 07.23.19

Just browsing the site and read an older post on adding more veggies to the menu. Like many followers, roasting in oven or baking sheet on the grill is great for that “crunch”. Although this post was meant more for gadgets, one of our staples has become flavored olive oils and balsamic vinegar. A local store sells butter olive oil, cinnamon pear balsamic, Sicilian lemon white balsamic. I have not pushed myself to use the cinnamon pear on pancakes as suggested but you’d be amazed how you can use and nix many not-so-healthy items from recipes. No more store bought dressings for us either. See if you have one local or I know ours ships.